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नामन्

nā'man [ nAman ]


n. ( prob. neither fr. √ jñā nor fr. √ mnā [ cf. Uṛt. iv, 150 ] ; ifc. f. either = m. or °mnī ) a characteristic mark or sign, form, nature, kind, manner cf. RV. cf. VS. cf. AV.

name, appellation cf. RV. etc.

personal name ( as opp. to gotre, family name ; nama-gotra above ). cf. Kāś. on cf. Pāṇ. 8-2, 23 ( often ifc. = named, called, e.g. viṣṇu-śarma-nāmā paṇḍitah, a sage named Viṣṇu )

merely the name ( as opp. to reality ; nāma-dhāraka, -mātra, -śeṣa etc. )., a noun ( as opp. to a verb ) cf. Nir. cf. Prāt.

substance, essence ( in the Mimiṃsā phil. opp. to guṇa, accidental quality )

a good or great name, renown, fame ( only ifc. ; śva-, sumántu- ).

water cf. Naigh. i, 11

nā'mnā ind. by name ( also joined with 1. nāma )

with √ kṛ ( Kav. ) or vi-dhā ( cf. Kathās. ) to call by a name

nāma ( q.v. ) with √ grabh ( grah ) to mention or address by name cf. RV. etc.

with √ bhṛ, to bear or have a name cf. ib.

with √ kṛ ( cf. Br. cf. Mn. etc. ), √ or dhā ( GṛS ), to give a name call. [ Cf. Zd. nāman

Gk. Ὄ-νομα ; Lat. no1men ; Goth. namo1 ; Germ. namo etc.

Eng. name. ]